Time to go grocery shopping in 1987
Brighton your day with a thirty year-old memory.
Silver Swede machine
This was the year that Saab 900s underwent their most significant facelift, swapping the blunt, nose of the early cars for a sloping snout and integrated bumpers. Were the nearby Volvo owners jealous of this sexier Scandinavian model?
… the brown cliffs of Wearside. The Nissan plant at Sunderland opened in 1986 but this Bluebird estate was still made in Japan (we think). The the white five-door above it is a Mazda 626, built in Hiroshima and now all but disappeared.
By 1987, Skoda jokes were in full swing, and while the Estelle’s engineering was from an earlier age, it was fun to drive, characterful and easy to fix. Was it any worse than certain BL produce on this page?